October 30, 2014

HopGuard Recieves Section 18 Emergency Exemption in Maine

Hopguard

Maine State Apiarist Tony Jadczak reports that he received word of EPA approval today for a "Section 18 Emergency Exemption" in Maine for the use of HopGuard. He notes that only 3 applications are allowed for the remainder of 2012, not 6 per the following paragraph. Section 18 of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes EPA to allow an unregistered use of a … [Read more...]

Visit the Maine Beekeepers Booth – Ag Show – January 10-12, 2012

Maine Agricultural Trades Show Logo

The Maine State Beekeepers Association will be setting up a booth at the 2012 Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Tony Jadczak, State Apiarist and Bee Inspector will be there with volunteers to answer questions, to represent beekeeping in Maine and to support our State Insect, the Honey Bee. The booth will contain educational displays, equipment and informational handouts. The public will be … [Read more...]

Dennis vanEngels­dorp Speaking at the 2011 Annual Meeting

Dennis vanEngels­dorp Speaking at the 2011 Annual Meeting

Morbidity and Mortality in the Bee Yard.... and what to do about it? PART I Dennis vanEngels­dorp Speaking at the Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting Saturday, October 15, 2011 Lewiston, Main … [Read more...]

April 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Installing a package of bees

Monitor food reserves.   Feed medicated (Fumagilin-B) light syrup (1:1) to hives low on stores. Scrape bottom boards and check the brood pattern on a mild day.   Install package bees April 15th or later and feed light syrup medicated with Fumagillin (PDF).   Apply mite treatments to wintered colonies if Varroa are detected (mid-late April) in the drone brood. … [Read more...]

MSBA Fall 2010 Annual Meeting – Business Session

MSBA Fall 2010 Annual Meeting - Welcome from the President

MSBA Fall 2010 Annual Meeting - Business Session Held at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine in Portland. … [Read more...]

March 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Pallen Patty

Check colony conditions. If honey reserves are low, feed candy or dry sugar. Colonies that consume feed should be monitored and fed as needed. Feed protein supplements (pollen substitute) for brood production to hives with sufficient honey stores in mid-March. If you are new to beekeeping, go ask questions at your local bee club meeting.   If you know a thing or two, go to the same … [Read more...]

February 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Bee Hives in Snow - Maine

Order bees in package or nuc's for late April-early May arrival. Check wintering colonies for honey reserves by hefting the hive. Feed sugar candy or dry sugar if needed.                 This monthly post is adapted from "The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine" by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist   … [Read more...]

January 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Hives in Snow - Maine

January: There are lots of great things for the Maine Beekeeper to do to keep cabin fever at bay during these snow months. For instance: Assemble and repair beekeeping equipment. Purchase new equipment if necessary. Read beekeeping texts and periodicals. Sign up for a beekeeping course offered by Extension, Adult Education or local beekeeping association. Renew your Maine … [Read more...]

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting Lineup Announced

Jennifer Berry

The Speakers for the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Association Meeting have been announced by the sponsoring Chapter, the York County Beekeepers Association. Headlining will be Jennifer Berry. Ms. Berry is Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager at the University of Georgia. She’s actively involved in all aspects of honey bee research and education for the state of Georgia. Her primary … [Read more...]

Nominations Committee working on a slate for 2010

Maine State Beekeepers Associations Annual Meeting 2009

Interested in serving you state organization? the requirements are twofold: 1) to be enthusiastic about bees in maine, and 2) be willing to contribute to running the board in a forward direction. the meetings are in augusta about 8 times per year procedurally, the nominating committee will most likely form in February (30+ days before the meeting in March) i believe there will be … [Read more...]